BASF and Porsche develop together powerful lithium-ion batteries

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The Cellforce Group, the Joint Venture of Porsche and Customcells, has selected the chemical company BASF as an exclusive cell developing partner for its next-generation lithium-ion batteries. As part of the cooperation, BASF provides high-energy HEDTM NCM cathode materials for powerful battery cells to enable rapid loading and high energy density, as Porsche says. The Cellforce Group based in Tubingen will produce the high-performance batteries. The Cellforce production plant is scheduled for 2024 with an initial capacity of at least 100 MWh per year and produce batteries for around 1000 motorsport and high-performance vehicles.

As a world-leading provider of high-performance cathode materials with a strong research and development network, BASF is ideally positioned to make a contribution to a circulatory economy for batteries together with partners. With production facilities for pre-products for cathode materials in Harjavalta, Finland, and for cathode materials in Schwarzheide, Brandenburg, BASF will be able to offer from 2022 battery materials with a “outstanding sustainability balance” according to Porsche “outstanding sustainability balance”. This is made possible by a responsible and reliable raw material procurement, at the same time BASF strives for the lowest CO2 footprint along the supply chain.

The production waste from the future battery production plant of the Cellforce Group are recycled in the BASF prototype system for battery recycling in Schwarzheide, whereby a first circulation is closed in this regard. Lithium, nickel, cobalt and manganese are recycled in a hydrometallurgical process and returned to the BASF production process for cathode materials. The same is also possible with those rechargeable batteries, which have come to the end of their lifespan after their use in electric cars and later use in Second-Life applications. Battery researchers assume that a lithium-ion battery can be used for more than 20 years.

Sustainable mobility as a common goal

“We are pleased to cooperate with Porsche and the Cellforce Group in the development of future high-performance electric cars for electric cars and work on our common goal of sustainable mobility,” says Markus Kamieth, member of the board of BASF SE. According to the specific needs of Porsche, the cathode materials of BASF are tailored to him. “Thanks to our efficient manufacturing process, the high proportion of renewable energies, the upstream integration into the key raw materials and the short transport routes along the value chain, they will have a sector-leading low CO2 emissions. And with battery recycling, BASF can make sure that valuable materials remain in the production cycle and thus reduce the CO2 footprint of the cathode materials to further reduce a total of up to 60 percent.

Porsche wants 2030 as a car manufacturer as a whole bilanziell CO2-neutral. Low CO2 footprint, closed-loop recycling and sustainability are increasingly in the foreground, “says Michael Steiner, Executive Board Research and Development of Porsche AG. Cooperation with BASF is a win-win situation for all involved. European sources for the materials nickel and cobalt, the concomitant supply reliability and the short transport routes of Schwarzheide to Baden-Wurttemberg were therefore all important arguments for the decision to cooperate with BASF. The battery cells – especially the cathode materials – were the focus of considerations here. “We are very pleased that together with BASF we bring an environmentally friendly cell technology to serial maturity,” says Porsches Chief Developer.

“With its profound competence in the field of cathode materials, BASF supports us in a core topic of cell development,” supplements Markus Graf, Managing Director of the Cellforce Group. The cathode materials therefore show very high cycle stabilities from the beginning and are particularly good fast-loadable. These are exactly the properties that Cellforce wanted. “BASF also involves a great commitment to adapt the cathode materials to the next generation of silicon anodes requirements. And in the production area, together with BASF, we worked out a concept, such as production waste captured in the various areas and can be returned to the closed-loop recycling “. Save costs and spare the resources as well as the environment.

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2 thoughts on “BASF and Porsche develop together powerful lithium-ion batteries”

  1. Under the way to sustainable mobility, I do not understand high-performance batteries in homeopathic doses for 1000 racing vehicles – for whose races then have to drive 10 thousands of racing enthusiasts with any tunned burns – this leads the sustainability of mobility somehow ad absurdum.
    No Dear Porsche Group, you do not get a picture today &# 128521;

  2. Is that again heated press release? – I believe something to have read here.

    Otherwise luxury issues with which BASF, Porsche and “the upper ten thousand” deal here.

    The mass needs affordable smaller batteries to give small affordable E cars.

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